Proverbs 15:1
Modern Translations
New International Version
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

New Living Translation
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

English Standard Version
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Berean Study Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

New American Standard Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

NASB 1995
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

NASB 1977
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Amplified Bible
A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, But harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger.

Christian Standard Bible
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Contemporary English Version
A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up.

Good News Translation
A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A gentle answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

International Standard Version
A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.

NET Bible
A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

New King James Version
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

King James 2000 Bible
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

New Heart English Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

World English Bible
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

American King James Version
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

American Standard Version
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

A Faithful Version
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Darby Bible Translation
A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

English Revised Version
A SOFT answer turneth away wrath: but a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Webster's Bible Translation
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A soft aunswere appeaseth wrath: but rough wordes stirre vp anger.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A softe aswere putteth downe displeasure, but frowarde wordes prouoke vnto anger.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
A soft answer turns back fury, "" And a grievous word raises up anger.

Young's Literal Translation
A soft answer turneth back fury, And a grievous word raiseth up anger.

Smith's Literal Translation
A soft answer will turn away wrath, and a word of pain will bring up anger.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

Catholic Public Domain Version
A mild response shatters anger. But a harsh word stirs up fury.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
A soft word turns away anger and a hard word arouses wrath.

Lamsa Bible
A SOFT word turns away wrath; but a harsh word stirs up anger.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Anger slays even wise men; yet a submissive answer turns away wrath: but a grievous word stirs up anger.








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